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The Diary Of A Nobody. Image shows from L to R: Charles (Johnny Vegas), Carrie (Katherine Parkinson). Copyright: Woolyback Productions.

The Diary Of A Nobody (2012)

BBC Radio 4 comedy. 2 episodes (1 series) in 2012. Stars Johnny Vegas, Katherine Parkinson and Andrew Gower.

The Diary Of A Nobody

Johnny Vegas and Katherine Parkinson play Mr and Mrs Pooter

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
2012
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
2   (1 series)
Starring
Johnny Vegas, Katherine Parkinson and Andrew Gower
Writers
George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith
Director
Marilyn Imrie
Producer
Sally Harrison

Johnny Vegas and Katherine Parkinson play Mr and Mrs Pooter in Andrew Lynch's adaptation of the Grossmith brothers' comic novel of 1892.

The story is a social vignette of Charles, the self-important but highly likeable clerk, his loving wife Carrie and their son William.

Much of the action takes place in the house that the Pooters share with their maid Sarah...and the noisy sound of passing trains. The Laurels in Brickfield Terrace is frequently visited by colourful and amusing characters, not least Gowing and Cummings, Pooter's 'trusty' fair-weather friends.

This full dramatisation has a Victorian sitcom feel and stays true to the book - with a couple of twists of Lynch's own - capturing a kind of lower-middle-class aspiration that still has a tangible familiarity in 2012.

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